Washington 40-Mills Property Tax, Initiative 50 (1924)

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The Washington 40-Mills Property Tax Initiative, also known as Initiative 50, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited the aggregate annual rate of tax levy for general state, county, municipal, and school district purposes to 40 mills.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 50 (1924)
Defeatedd No211,94862.22%
Yes 128,677 37.78%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to the taxation of real and personal property and limiting the aggregate annual rate of levy thereon for general state, county, municipal and school district purposes to 40 mills.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 50 was filed on February 21, 1924. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1924 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 16, 2013